Salman, Shahrukh, Aamir Khan: Who will 2012 belong to?

Tue, January 3, 2012 2:43pm UTC by 104 Comments
Salman, Shahrukh, Aamir Khan: Who will 2012 belong to?

As a brand new year dawns, it’s time to put 2011 behind us and look forward to what 2012 has in store. Here are some hopes for Bollywood’s top stars, including the four Khans

Shahrukh Khan – 2011 proved with RA.One and Don 2 that the Badshah’s India base is slowly eroding while his overseas market remains robust. Yes, both of those films made some money, but they were surrounded by carping detractors and naysayers simply because the final released products did not match the King’s high and exacting standards. Here’s hoping that his leading role in Yash Chopra’s comeback film brings back the old magic. Cineswami knows that SRK is making a conscious effort to break new ground with each film, but sometimes all the fans want is old wine in a new bottle.

Salman Khan – The man had a humongous 2011 with Ready and Bodyguard, but unlike SRK, in Salman’s case it’s too much of old wine in an old bottle. Sure, the fans are lapping it up, but he owes it to them to try something new. Thankfully, he has the hatke Kabir Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger for YRF due in 2012 that also reunites him with old flame Katrina. There’s also Dabangg 2 due, but without Abhinav Kashyap’s scripting and directing acumen it’s going to be nowhere near the first one’s smartness, wit and humour.

Aamir Khan – What can we say? The perfectionist continues to astound us. It was a low key 2011 for India’s surest box office draw, but he made his mark in wife Kiran Rao’s Dhobi Ghat and shepherded Delhi Belly to being one of the standout hits of the year. His police procedural Talaash is keenly awaited. No other star would even touch a risky subject like a thriller without songs, but Aamir can and will make it work. And Reema Kagti is no slouch as a director as Honeymoon Travels proved.

Saif Ali Khan – Like Aamir, Saif too had a subdued 2011 with just a trifling appearance in the trifling film that was Aarakshan. But 2012 will see him in James Bond mode with the long delayed and keenly anticipated Agent Vinod, besides the Race sequel. With some luck Homi Adajania’s Cocktail that reunites the Chhote Nawab with Deepika Padukone should also be released in 2012.

Abhishek Bachchan – Simply put, the man needs a hit. Badly. Dum Maaro Dum and Game didn’t do anything for him in 2011. Players isn’t carrying much buzz, already being equated with Game. If it works, then it’ll be a shot in the arm for both Abhishek and Neil Nitin Mukesh. There’s hitmaker Rohit Shetty’s remake of the original GolmaalBol Bachchan – where Aby’s baby will have the added crutch of Ajay Devgn’s presence.

Ajay Devgn – He’ll want to forget Rascals in a hurry, as will Sanjay Dutt. However, he’ll carry fond memories of Singham. Priyadarshan’s Tezz is due in 2012, but let’s not hold our breath for that.

Hrithik Roshan – He tasted success with Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara in 2011 but he’ll be hoping for a solid solo hit with the Agneepath remake that rests solely on his sinewy shoulders, Sanjay Dutt’s Kancha Cheena notwithstanding. It’s unlikely that the Krrish sequel will be released in 2012, but we live in hope.

Akshay Kumar – The poor man has seen a steady drop in his popularity thanks to his poor choice of films like Patiala House and Thank You in 2011. While there always will be a market for his brand of brain-dead, infantile humour, he can’t carry it off with the pizzazz of say, Salman. 2012 will be a make or break year for him with crores riding on Joker, Housefull 2 and Rowdy Rathore that all cater to his core lowbrow market. But the film that should be his salvation in 2012 is Once Upon a Time Again.

Of the rest, Emraan Hashmi will continue ploughing his lonely yet successful Bhatt furrow, Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan no doubt regale the youth segment and the audience will give the cold shoulder to John Abraham. As for the rest, do we really care?Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • 0wais

    Salman will rule again

  • Simran :)

    Salman and Shahrukh!!!!!
    they both rock and i love them!!!!!

  • Dipankar

    Yesss, belong to king khan baddsha of bollywood saha rukh khan rocks

    • Razia

      SRkkkkkk…………..,is True Superstar,salmaan Aur Amir
      Jaise to kitne Ate hai Jaate..

      • Khusboo

        I agree.Srk is ruling industry From LaSt 2o years, Salmaan Ko Acting abhi Srk se sikhni Chaiye

  • LEO roarzzzz

    sab bakwaz………… only thing iz SRK d badshah of btown alwazzzzzzzz ROCKZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ n datz it.

  • ZAHID

    salman to real me super star ai ye ajkal ka bachha na usse panga lekar apni nani ko yad karta hai.
    so
    salman khan sir please avoid this this type of problems
    i wish u u r the best hunk and rock star of the bollywood actor.

  • sunil rasali

    Salman khan Ek tha Tiger will Super Hit and Dabangg2 bluckbuster definetly …..

    • ailin

      no … salman is just too boring :S

  • Joselina

    Yes Gaurav, you are right. Swades is the best piece of acting SRK has sdiplayed till date and Chak De is a close second. Nowadays, he just overdoes the facial expressions, esp in romantic or emotional sequences .. but being SRK we like him irrespective of all that . SRK ki saat khoon maaf.

  • ailin

    it’s gonna be shahrukh who will rule bollywood in 2012 … he is just the best !

    • Nikhil

      SRK is now no more superstar. now salman aamir hritik will rule the bollywood.

  • wangdue

    its salman sir, who gona shake bollywood once more……..i now he goona do it,,,,,,,,,,

    • salman jaffery

      sallu ha toh sallu aur isse rokna mushkill hi nahie balki na mmkin

  • Tulsi subedi

    Shahrukh definitely rule in 2012. Salman makes always damn n boring movie but amir makes cool

  • Mera

    srk srk srk is the one and only

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  • sunny shah

    salman khan rule the box office of 2012 and always rocks
    shahrukh khan is nothing in comparison of salman khan
    shah rukh khan never understand donating to needy people in his life

    • riyaz

      Dost Aap sabhi meri baat se agree karonge..salmaan doesnot
      no acting …..pata nahi logo ko kya ho gaya hai…..are use acha to apa rajpal yadav acting karta hai…

  • sunny shah

    salman is the king of bollywood and his film ek tha tiger make 200 crore
    shah rukh always overacting and very bore actor and acting with jeolously face

    • Rahul

      Sahi mein Picture Realese hone ke baad log yaad karenge
      Salmaan Ko ek tiger hua karta tha.HAa ,,,,haa,,,,,,,,

  • DEVIKA

    srk is d super hero of bollywood,,,,i love him i jst wann ki he shud behave gud wid his costar.

  • Gayane hovhannisyan

    SRk KING.Hi is the best and to no of its vertices do not climb.

  • sarifa

    Have you ever stop to think that there are billions of people created in this world by God, and each person has different fingerprints, no two are alike, does this not tell you that each human being is a unique individual with different personalities and talents. So why keep comparing the actors with each other. Salman Khan is my favourite actor and always will b. But I also like Akshay Kuman, Aaamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra but must admit I do not fancy SRK period. Having met the man he is rude and arrogant etc. Salman is a very special person in our household because of who he is, the kids love him, Grandparents love him why? because he is special, no man is perfect and he has shown the world that he is not perfect he identifies with most of us, he does not hide behind a facade, does not keep reminding people he is some sort of a king and most of all he makes his movies for us. God bless you abundantly my brother and remember whom God has bless no man can curse.

  • harman

    shahrukh and salman please friends again

  • bhagavath

    my idol salman is the real tiger of boolywoob

  • prakash

    salman ko na acting ata hai na woh achha insan hai.Sala woh bar bar apne harkat ke liya jail gaya hai.shahrukh is the real actor.He is very hard working and very kind to others.Sarifa tere dimak kharap ho gaya hai,isliye ase bol raha hai.Shahrukh rull the box office 2012 and one thing shahrukh is the producer’s first choice for Ek Tha Tiger.Understand.

  • sinku ahmed

    SRK IS REAL KING,,,,,,,,

    The Filmfare Awards are presented annually to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Hindi language film industry of India. The ceremony was first introduced in 1954 and is one of the oldest and most prominent film events given for Hindi films in India. The Filmfare Awards have been often referred to as Hindi film industry’s equivalent to the Oscars. Khan has received fifteen awards, eight of which are in Best actor category (a record shared with Dilip Kumar) and a Special Trophy from the Swiss Consulate, from thirty nominations.
    Awards Won
    • 1993 – Filmfare Best Debut Award for Deewana
    • 1994 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Baazigar
    • 1994 – Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
    • 1995 – Filmfare Best Villain Award for Anjaam
    • 1996 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
    • 1998 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Dil To Pagal Hai
    • 1999 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
    • 2001 – Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Mohabbatein
    • 2003 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Devdas
    • 2005 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Swades
    • 2008 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Chak De India
    • 2011 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for My Name Is Khan

    • shashank

      srk purchase all the awards. sooo stop fooling people.

      • Krushi60

        dont gve lame excuses if u dont have guts to accept reality…. he dont buy awards he buys respect and fame for himself…… Thatx y srk is the king nd other iz nothing,,,…

    • nagesh pande

      sub paise deke karide huve award hai yeh sub

  • arshad

    yar waisay to mujay salman ki kuch nai films achi lgi.lekin agar ap SRK sy salman ko compare karengy to ye tik nahin.Srk is the best.salman sy kaho keh pehly acting siko.sirf action films karke aor angry kirdar karke wo bollywood ka king nahin bn sakta.us nay to acting b abi abi siki hay.film ky ziada business ki waja sy wo bollywood ka king nahin bn skta.na hi king of acting Shahrukh tk pohanch sakta hay.

  • rony

    salman is the biggest star

  • Vaki Loriche

    SRK is king of bollywood

  • khan

    srk is the best
    east of west king is d best…..

  • nazi

    Iloveyou shahrukhkhan

    • javil

      tere baap ko kar love

  • SALMANKHAN

    SALMANKAHAN IS THE BEST KING KHAN I LOVE U SALMANKHAN

  • rony

    sallu sabse a66a

    • G-ONE

      Sala ,Salman to har film ek hi lagta HAI. Srk films are different and good. so face the truth. Srk is successful than salman and Srk rules over Salman .
      Srk rocks in Jab Tak Hai Jaan

      • vipul

        u r right

      • Don

        Jab Tak Hai Jaan is a very bad film. It will get only 2 or 3 stars. And also Shahrukh Khan is a very bad actor in comparison to others.

      • montu

        srk to yashchopra ke vaja se aage aya he…but salman apne balbute se aya he ….kkkkkkkkkkkkk

  • yadi mulyadi

    Salman khan best of the best bollywood actor

  • Farouk

    Definitely SRK

  • jargan

    Salman khan

  • Jatin

    As always Salman

  • Sophi

    Sallu, Sallu, Sallu

    • ravi

      salman bhai ….nothing else

  • tajendra

    For sure Salman

  • lisa

    Salman will rule..

  • z

    ONLY SRK,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • A

    INSHALLAH SRK………………..

  • R

    SRK JUST SRK WILL RULE………….HARAMI SALMAN KBHI NI JO B HO WE JUST LOVE KING KHAN

  • hanif

    yes srk is best we like only srk his king of bollywood aho is king of the world srk srk srk srk is best

  • Rajshree

    SRK as usual

  • sonal

    srk is d best……

  • Linda

    SRK is d god OF bollywood

  • meenakshi chanan

    frnd zahid ko yeh pta nhe hai ke salman bechare ko srk<3 se jealous ho kar he acting aaye hai
    itne saal srk c training laita raha hai isse le ae ek tha tiger mai katrina ke saath kam krna aaya
    nhe toh woh kaha deserve krta hai bollywood mai woh toh daily shows ko be deserve nhe krta
    so towel's fan (salman) open ur eyes!
    :-P

  • rabia

    always shah rukh khan

  • Sage

    Definitely the Don himself….SRK. Love
    U Shahrukh Khan….South Africa loves u

  • Linda

    All srk haters,u ar all loosers cos Srk is d best worldwide not impotent salman khan,who can’t get married & get a woman pregnant,Shahrukh khan d whole world luvs u,u rockssssssss!!!

  • king

    Action kumar will surely beat the hell out of everyone

  • saleem

    haklu fans ki tho phat gayI hai isliye tho box office pe ek b salman ka record tho kya us k kareeb tak naI aayi record thodenge tho bhai khud dabangg 2 waiting for that bhai love u

  • rutu

    in bollywood only on TIGER “SALU BHaI”

  • aki

    Srk not now.

    ” salman trand now “

    • ashnil

      salman khan is the biggest star in bollywood…sharkukhan no more yar…

    • ja4

      hehehe.hi bro u don;t know.king is king.

  • jini

    Salman and khiladi on flor

  • Mr Singh

    This year belongs to Akshay first, then followed by Ajay Devgan and no-one else.

    Akshay has had 3 hits already. i.e. Housefull 2, RR and OMG and Khiladi 786 will be his 4th. he has come out of his bad patch in a really big way and he has once again proved that he is the hit machine! Don’t forget he had 11 hits in a row at one point and the majority of his movies that flopped in the past couplr of years were actually good, i.e. Action Replay, Khatta Meeta, Tasveer, etc.

    Ajay has already had Bol Bachan, and Son of Sardaar would’ve been the biggest hit of the year if it hadn’t released at the same time as JTHJ, but even so, it has stood side by side in India with JTHJ which is excellent! Tezz was an excellet movie as well, but as usual the audience preferred to watch worse movies!

    Akshay and Ajay all the way!

  • Renna

    Every year is srks year since 1992 salman has been popular only since dabaang… Dont forget salEW fans srk is king khan

  • Kishan Jasani

    Every year is srk’s year since 1992 salman has been popular only since dabaang… Don’t forget salE fans srk is king khan

  • MMB

    SRK IS BEST AMONG ALL IN ACTING SKILLS.

  • ezza

    For me Shah rukh is the king, for every past year till now, stupid media always compared him to other actors like Hrithik, Salman, Ranbir, please study here, Shahrukh is a the winner here, cause his constant most powerful actor !

  • syifa

    you guys must aware that Shah Rukh Khan is the Biggest icon of Bollywood nowadays , he is loved by millions people across the world. He is the reign king and always be, how many awards or recognition he got over this past years, and on last friday he got prestigious award from Malaysia too. for us Shah rukh khan is bollywood , and bollywood is shah rukh khan and who care to the other bollywood actor!

  • emilia

    SRK is a Megastar , The most popular and the biggest indian actor in the world! and he is totally perfect!

  • Farhana

    SRK BEST ACTOR

  • Shaym

    SRK’s acting is better than Salman Khan and others. SRK ONLY THE KING OF BOLLYWOOD>

    • ja4

      ya

  • muhammad shahid

    SRK Best actor then salman Khan ok. srk only bollywood king . king , king

  • Khan Mujahid

    SALMAN KHAN is the better than SRK now SRK fortune is finish when yash chopra die, now only SALMAN KHAN IS THE BEST ACTOR and king of the Bollywood

  • shujat khan

    SALMAN KHAN the best actor in Bollywood, not SRK is old looking like disaster hero, ONLY AND ONLY SALMAN KHAN THE KING OF BOLLYWOOD, so SALMAN KHAN IS NO. 1 STAR IN BOLLYWOOD.

  • munzir

    yeah salman khan is good and i really like his action and has got the talent but though that case sharukh khan is his father in thosse ends and he must respect him because he has got talent and is the best bolly wood actor ever been

  • zeeshan mirza

    shahrukh khan always…<3
    we always remember there unforgeteble hit movies<3 (Y)

  • Ali

    Salman Khan of course, best actor

  • ragini

    srk not at all salman is the best

  • was

    Srk always best

  • naimateazit

    Srk is the reall king of bollywood .he is the most popular indian actor in the world

  • yadi mulyadi

    Salman khan is good for the winner best actor

  • napinder

    salman khan is a Megastar , The most popular and the biggest indian actor in the world! and he is totally perfect!SALMAN KHAN the best actor in Bollywood, not SRK is old looking like disaster hero, ONLY AND ONLY SALMAN KHAN THE KING OF BOLLYWOOD, so SALMAN KHAN IS NO. 1 STAR IN BOLLYWOOD.love u salman

  • Raj

    Salman deserve being best actor

  • Raj

    SRK best of the Year
    Shahrukh Khan King of the Bollywood

  • Abir Kumar De

    SHAHRUKH KHAN is the better than SALMAN KHAN.
    SO best of the year SRK

  • Swagata

    Shahrukh……….
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    Shahrukh is the best of the year 2012 and
    Who salman khan

    • Stark

      king khan is only one and he is Shahrukh khan…

      shahrukh ist he best best abd best..

  • Sk Rajib Ali

    Shahrukh Khan and no more Quistion ok every body

  • Aniya

    People can say whatever they want, but the fact is that just like 2010 and 2011 even the year 2012 belonged to Salman Khan but no offence to anyone.

  • m. shujat khan

    salman khan is the best of 2012 (see the records of blockbuster films) 5 continue films blockbuster the only one “KING KHAN” SALMAN KHAN

  • puja

    srk srk srk ..srk…………………………………………………….srk….only srk…………………

  • veena

    srk your the best only srk………………………………….

  • J.tai

    i like both of them..

  • BISHRA KHAN NIGERIA

    SHARUKH KHAN IN NIGERIA UR THE BEST,,,, AND ALSO IN THE WORLD UR D BSTV KING KHAN,, THE 1 KING AND THE LAST KING,,,, ONLY YOU,,, YOU,,, SRK

  • BISHRA KHAN NIGERIA

    KING SHARUKH KHAN,,, ALSO KNOWN AS KING KHAN


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